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Представата за склави и тюрки в „Стратегикона“ на Псевдомаврикий
The Conception of Sclavs and Turks in Maurice’ Strategikon

Author(s): Ivan Stoyanov
Subject(s): History, Language and Literature Studies, Archaeology, Cultural history, Governance, Comparative history, Diplomatic history, Economic history, Ethnohistory, History of ideas, Military history, Ancient World, Middle Ages, 6th to 12th Centuries, Translation Studies
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: Maurice’ Strategikon; barbarous people; Turks; Avars; Sclavs; Roman-Barbarian relations

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of the current study is to examine Maurice’ Strategikon – its genre specifics and the way they affect the nature of the information regarding the state and social evolution of the various barbarous people scattered through the Eurasian Barbaricum. We will focus mainly on the differences and similarities in the images of the nomads – Turks and Avars, and the sedentary Sclavs, living both on the border regions of the Roman Empire. We shall distinguish the sustainable antique topoi form those specific and objective characteristics – resulting from the development of the Roman-Barbarian relations from the late fifth century, which formed the image of the other in the minds of the Romans through the Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages.

  • Issue Year: 24/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 34-56
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Bulgarian